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Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Resilience in Children: Building Self-Esteem & Confidence for Navigating the World One day during my daughter’s second grade year, I dropped Fiona off at school and then spent the next 45 minutes crying. She was ...

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Ketchup & Piano Lessons: 20 Facts About Parenthood

Ketchup & Piano Lessons: 20 Facts About Parenthood

Nothing teaches like experience. And now that I’m the mother of grown daughters, I can speak from a few experiences. I talked with said daughters and here are a few things the three of us ...

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Back to School: Excitement as the ‘New Year’ Begins

Back to School: Excitement as the ‘New Year’ Begins

As August draws to a close, the minds of parents turn to all-things back-to-school. This time of year can definitely be a little nutty but it can also be an exciting time too. In honor of back ...

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When Kids Imitate Their Parents

When Kids Imitate Their Parents

This morning, my three-year-old came downstairs for breakfast and swiftly proclaimed, “This house is a mess!” I wonder where she’s heard that before. The other day, my dad was explaining to my seven-year-old why jumping ...

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At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

Could there be a sweeter sight than little feet tapping to the beat? As we share in our e-family news article, music ignites all areas of child development. It helps kids learn how their bodies ...

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Does Your Family Make a Summertime Wish List?

Does Your Family Make a Summertime Wish List?

Every year, it’s the same thing. In January, it feels as though summer is but a distant memory (except for the rush to register for summer camps). In May, summer seems to stretch out before ...

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“I so Pretty, Mama!” – Raising My Daughter in a Princess Culture

“I so Pretty, Mama!” – Raising My Daughter in a Princess Culture

I should have known the first time I took my daughter shoe shopping. At barely a year old, she took one look around that store and gleefully exclaimed, “Shoes! Shoes!” Today, she puts on her ...

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What I Learned from My Child’s STEM Fair Project

What I Learned from My Child’s STEM Fair Project

“Mom, I want to do a project for the STEM Fair at school!” My 9-year-old daughter’s face lit up as she excitedly talked about her first opportunity to participate in her school’s science fair. As ...

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Giving Kids an Allowance

Giving Kids an Allowance

I have a group of girlfriends I regularly go on long walks with. We talk about all sorts of things – mostly town politics or developments in town, what our plans will be for the ...

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Gift Guide: Fun Fact Books for Children

Gift Guide: Fun Fact Books for Children

Today’s post was written by Lori Morrow, a Bright Horizons employee, mom to a grown daughter and aunt to four nephews Every year, among the must-have toys and art supplies, I like to choose a few ...

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